Battles (album)

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Battles
In Flames Battles Album Cover.jpeg
Studio album by In Flames
Released November 11, 2016 (2016-11-11)
Recorded February–April 2016
Studio West Valley Studios, Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
Genre Alternative metal[1]
Length 47:38
Label Eleven Seven, Nuclear Blast
Producer Howard Benson
In Flames chronology
Siren Charms
(2014)
Battles
(2016)
Singles from Battles
  1. "The Truth"
    Released: 2016
  2. "The End"
    Released: 2016
  3. "Through My Eyes"
    Released: 2016
  4. "Save Me"
    Released: 2016
  5. "Here Until Forever"
    Released: 2017
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
LoudwirePositive[2]
Metal Hammer3.5/5 stars[3]

Battles is the twelfth studio album by the Swedish heavy metal band In Flames.[4][5] It was released on November 11, 2016 in the United States via Eleven Seven Music. It is the last album to feature longtime bassist Peter Iwers and the only album to feature former Red drummer Joe Rickard.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Drained"4:06
2."The End"
  • Fridén
  • Gelotte
  • Benson
  • Engelin
3:58
3."Like Sand"
3:43
4."The Truth"
  • Fridén
  • Gelotte
  • Benson
  • Bowe
  • Skolnik
3:04
5."In My Room"
  • Fridén
  • Gelotte
  • Benson
3:25
6."Before I Fall"
3:27
7."Through My Eyes"
  • Fridén
  • Gelotte
  • Benson
  • Bowe
  • Skolnik
3:50
8."Battles"
  • Fridén
  • Gelotte
  • Benson
2:58
9."Here Until Forever"
  • Fridén
  • Gelotte
  • Benson
  • Engelin
4:19
10."Underneath My Skin"
  • Fridén
  • Gelotte
  • Benson
  • Bowe
  • Skolnik
3:30
11."Wallflower"
  • Fridén
  • Gelotte
  • Benson
  • Engelin
7:06
12."Save Me"
  • Fridén
  • Gelotte
  • Benson
4:12
13."Greatest Greed" (bonus track)
  • Fridén
  • Gelotte
  • Benson
  • Engelin
4:09
14."Us Against the World" (bonus track)
  • Fridén
  • Gelotte
  • Benson
3:40
Total length:47:38
In Flames
Additional musicians
  • Örjan Örnkloo – keyboards, programming
  • Marc Vangool – pedal steel guitar
Other personnel
  • Howard Benson – production
  • Mike Plotnikoff – engineer, mixing
  • Hatsukazu "Hatch" Inagaki – engineering
  • Carl Stoodt – engineering assistance
  • Shaun Ezrol – engineering assistance
  • Tom Coyne – mastering
  • Randy Merrill – mastering assistance
  • Paul Decarli – editing
  • Mark Vangool – guitar technician
  • Blake Armstrong – artwork, design
  • Andy C. Fellows – design

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 38
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[7] 8
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[8] 45
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[9] 58
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[10] 19
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[11] 3
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 101
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 7
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[14] 13
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[15] 83
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 2
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[17] 13
UK Albums (OCC)[18] 75
US Billboard 200[19] 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weaver, James. "In the studio with In Flames as they work on their new album". Metal Hammer. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  2. ^ Bowar, Chad (November 11, 2016). "In Falmes, 'Battles'". Loudwire. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  3. ^ Barbour, Rob (October 31, 2016). "In Flames album review - Battles". Metal Hammer. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Siren Charms". 8 September 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2016 – via Amazon.
  5. ^ "In Flames". Retrieved 19 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Australiancharts.com – In Flames – Battles". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "Austriancharts.at – In Flames – Battles" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – In Flames – Battles" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – In Flames – Battles" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  10. ^ "In Flames Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  11. ^ "In Flames: Battles" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – In Flames – Battles". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – In Flames – Battles" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  14. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – In Flames – Battles". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  15. ^ "TOP 100 ALBUMES — SEMANA 46: del 11.11.2016 al 17.11.2016" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  16. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – In Flames – Battles". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  17. ^ "Swisscharts.com – In Flames – Battles". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  18. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  19. ^ "In Flames Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2016.

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